Africa
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Murdered for believing in Nigeria

International | Christians stand together as violent attacks resurge
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/18/20, 03:50 pm

In states across Nigeria, about 5 million Christians turned out on the streets on Feb. 2 to march, pray, sing worship songs, and hold banners saying, “All souls are precious to God” and “We demand justice for this genocide.” The participants responded to a call from the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to stage the “prayer walk” in response to radical Islamic murders of Christians.

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Gunmen attack Burkina Faso church

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/18/20, 09:59 am

About 20 suspected extremists killed 24 people, including the pastor, at a Protestant church in Burkina Faso on Sunday. The attackers injured 18 and kidnapped three others in the town of Pansi in Yagha province, near the border with conflict-hit Niger. They burned down the church and looted oil and rice from the community before leaving on their motorbikes.

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Cameroonian army denies attacking village

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/17/20, 11:05 am

At least 14 children died in an attack on the village of Ntumbo, Cameroon, on Friday. A major opposition party and a key member of the separatist movement blamed state defense forces for the violence, which killed a total of 22 people.

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